Bespoke Wedding Ceremonies at Bradgate Park.
We are delighted to be working in collaboration with The Bradgate Park Trust, exclusively co-ordinating and conducting ceremonies on select dates at the beautiful Bradgate Park in Leicestershire; a place steeped in history and such a special place for so many people.
We will take care of all aspects for you, from booking the venue, arranging access to the park, the hire of additional logs and bark chipping at The Woodlands site, writing and conducting your ceremony and having a member of staff present for the duration of the venue hire.
The majority of Bradgate Park is designated as a site of specific interest (SSSI) under the wildlife and countryside act 1981 as a whole of Swithland Wood and great care is being taken to ensure that any ceremonies taking place are sympathetic of this.
Bradgate Park Ceremony locations
Available for ceremonies up to a maximum of 120 people.
A magnificent Tudor house, reminiscent of Hampton Court and other great houses of the period. Bradgate House was one of the earliest unfortified mansions to be built in England and one of the first houses of its scale to be built in brick. It was started by Thomas Grey, 1st Marquis of Dorset, in about 1499 and his son completed it by 1520.
Today the outline of this once magnificent house can still clearly be seen. The dwarf remains of walls, ruined towers, cellars, drainage channels, kitchen fireplace, bread ovens and much more.
This is available for small ceremonies, up to a maximum of 20 people.
The chapel contains a fine alabaster tomb, a memorial to Sir Henry Grey, (who was created Baron Grey of Groby by James I in 1603) and his wife, Anne Windsor. Sir Henry Grey was cousin of Lady Jane Grey and grandfather to another Henry Grey who was created First Earl of Stamford in 1628. Significant conservation work was carried out in the Chapel in 2015 and a new exhibition on the history of the house and family installed.
Located near to the Old John car park, a beautiful and surprisingly secluded Woodland ceremony area is available for private ceremonies up to 120 people. There are huge logs set up for seating and additional logs can be hired from the Bradgate Park Trust via My Perfect Ceremony.
Frequently asked questions
1. Can we throw confetti ?
Yes, as long as it is natural flower petals.
2. Can we have a small reception at the park?
The hire is for ceremonies only. There are many local venues who would be delighted to host your reception for you. Please contact My Perfect Ceremony for their recommendations.
Are there any times that ceremonies are not available?
Ceremonies will not be available during July, August, bank holidays and bank holiday weekends. Whilst we know these are typically popular times for wedding ceremonies, the park is already extremely busy at these times and the car parks are already at maximum capacity.
We are very passionate about ensuring that offering a select number of ceremonies at the park is an enhancement to the facilities already available, without it having any detrimental impact on the general public.
Charles Bennion gave the Park in trust to be managed “in perpetuity as an open space or public park for the purposes of recreation” by the people of Leicestershire and visitors to the county.
The Bradgate Park Trust charity has two objects
The provision of a public park and recreation ground, and the maintenance and improvement thereof, for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Country of Leicestershire and of visitors thereto, with the objects of improving the conditions of life for such persons
To advance the education of the public in the appreciation and care of the environment.